CPCS training from RPS & RCGP

What is CPCS?

GPs will soon be referring patients to you for diagnosis and treatment recommendations, as part of the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS).

It's a big step up in responsibilities for pharmacists and pharmacy.

Are you ready?

We’re running free CPCS workshops for community pharmacists across England.


Run with the Royal College of General Practitioners, you’ll learn how to manage these new referrals, practicing real-life situations with GPs and other healthcare professionals.

Convenient times

Choose to attend during the day or in the evening. Our twin sessions go further than any other provider.

You'll be:

  • Taught the skills you need
  • Practice new skills during the session
  • Get instant feedback from GPs and other professionals.


Pharmacist taking blood pressure

Be confident in:

  • Performing clinical examinations
  • Identifying red flags in consultations
  • Supporting clinical reasoning with evidence-based practice
  • Involving patients during decision-making
  • Concluding consultations with safety netting, signposting and referrals
  • Promoting self-care and prevention measures
  • Completing accurate clinical records to support data sharing.


What they're saying about our CPCS sessions...

“Feeling much more confident about getting back on the front line!”

“I was impressed by the remote format… Instant feedback from clinicians gave us confidence that we understood and applied our learning correctly.”

“We discussed how difficult it is to balance consultations… Looking forward to putting these into practice!”

Pre-Workshop Learning

Before you attend the online sessions, there is some homework to complete.

Once you've booked your two sessions look out for your confirmation email - it will also contain a list of key topics to read through which will support you on the course.


The e-course is a valuable resource to revisit and complete after the online workshop. 

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COVID-19 Update

All face-to-face RPS Events are cancelled until further notice.

Supporting our members, the wider profession and the public through this challenging time is now our priority.

We will be continuing to support trainees preparing for their Pre-Registration exams.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact our RPS Support Team on:

Thank you for your incredible work fighting COVID-19 - we hope to see you at one of our RPS Events soon.

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